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  • Obama to sign executive order curbing discrimination against gays

    President Obama plans to sign an executive order forbidding companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, fulfilling a goal that gay rights organizations...
  • Abbott to sell generics in major markets to Mylan for $5.3 billion

    Abbott to sell generics in major markets to Mylan for $5.3 billion
    Abbott Laboratories has agreed to sell its specialty and branded generic pharmaceutical business in developed markets to Pennsylvania-based Mylan Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at about $5.3 billion. The deal, which will give Abbott a roughly...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    •A Page 1 story and an accompanying graphic Tuesday about drowning included an incorrect statistic. Drowning is the fifth-leading cause of unintentional injury death for all ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also...
  • Virginia tops in controlling Medicaid fraud

    Virginia tops in controlling Medicaid fraud
    For a second time Virginia has taken top honors in the nation for its work eliminating waste and intercepting Medicaid fraud. The Office of the Inspector General presented the award Wednesday to Randy Clouse, director of the Virginia Medicaid Fraud...
  • Abbott Labs makes unspecified layoffs

    Abbott Labs makes unspecified layoffs
    Abbott Laboratories laid off an unspecified number of workers at its Lake County headquarters complex on Tuesday, sources told the Tribune. “We’re taking various actions to reduce expenses,” said Scott Stoffel, the Abbott spokesman....
  • Durbin bill would close tax loopholes for corporations sending jobs overseas

    Durbin bill would close tax loopholes for corporations sending jobs overseas
    With two Illinois companies making headlines this year for considering a move to more tax-friendly countries in Europe, Sen. Richard Durbin said Monday he will introduce legislation this week that would close tax loopholes for corporations that take...
  • Abbott to buy Russian drug maker

    Abbott to buy Russian drug maker
    Abbott Laboratories said Monday it has agreed to acquire a Russian pharmaceutical manufacturer for between $395 million and $495 million in cash plus the assumption of about $136 million in debt. The Lake County-based medical products company will...
  • AbbVie takes fight for Irish drugmaker to shareholders

    AbbVie takes fight for Irish drugmaker to shareholders
    AbbVie Inc. on Wednesday took its fight for control of the Irish drugmaker Shire Plc directly to shareholders, calling for immediate talks for a transaction it views as "highly executable." The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical firm, know for its...
  • Jack Train, 1922-2014

    Jack Train, 1922-2014
    Jack Train, a managerial mastermind who ran one of Chicago's major architectural firms and had a hand in some of the most revered postwar buildings designed here, died Monday, March 17, at his home in Barrington. Mr. Train was 91. The cause of death was...
  • Abbott to buy CFR Pharma for nearly $3 billion

    Abbott to buy CFR Pharma for nearly $3 billion
    One month after Abbott Laboratories Chief Executive Miles White told investors he was actively seeking to augment the company through acquisitions, the Lake County medical products giant said it will acquire Chilean generic pharmaceutical company CFR...
  • Julie A. Brady, Republican activist, 1962-2014

    Julie A. Brady, Republican activist, 1962-2014
    Julie A. Brady, a prominent figure in Illinois Republican politics, worked as a volunteer at the state level for several candidates and was an early supporter of the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain. The wife of former Illinois...
  • AbbVie profit jumps 7% on strong Humira sales

    AbbVie profit jumps 7% on strong Humira sales
    AbbVie Inc. posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings on Friday, propelled by another strong quarter of sales of the blockbuster drug Humira. The North Chicago-based pharmaceutical company said Friday that revenue rose 5.4 percent to $4.56...